8 Katherine Harms  
Katherine Harms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albertville, Minn.

High School:
St. Michael-Albertville HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Opp Hitter

Experience:
2L


12/12/2012

Harms and Dixon Named All-Americans by AVCA

Harms was named a first-team All-American, while Dixon was named to the Second Team

12/08/2012

Gophers End Season in Four-Set Loss to No. 1 Seed Penn State

Minnesota ended the season at 27-8

12/07/2012

Gophers Move to Elite Eight With a Four-Set Win Over Purdue

After falling in the first set, Minnesota won the next three

12/05/2012

Gophers Prepare for the NCAA Regionals in West Lafayette

Minnesota takes on Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday

12/04/2012

Dixon and Harms Named All-Region

The duo mark the 15th-straight year a Gopher has been named All-Region

11/06/2012

Katherine Harms Interview

Gopher Volleyball player appeared on 1500 ESPN.

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CAREER NOTES: First Team All-American as a senior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection • three-time Big Ten Player of the Week as a senior.

2012 • SENIOR SEASON: First Team All-American as a senior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection • led the Gophers in kills at the James Madison Invitational • Opened her senior season with a match-high 18 kills against James Madison • added 14 kills in a three-set victory over Appalachian State (8/25) • named to the Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament team • had a match-high 18 kills and a career-best .824 hitting percentage in LIU Brooklyn win (8/31) • added nine kills in the Miami (OH) match and another 10 in the Albany win (9/1)• reached season high 24 kills, 13 digs and three block assists in the win against Texas (9/6) •named the Big Ten Player of the week (9/10) when she had 36 kills and averaged 4.50 kps against the Longhorns • led the team with 15 digs to defeat NDSU (9/10), while establishing two block assists and 12 kills • led the team with 13 kills and nine block assists in the Dayton victory (9/14) • had a game-high 17 kills and 13 digs against Kansas State (9/14) • had a double double in the Tulsa match en route to all-tournament team honors (9/15) • led the team with eight digs and a match-high 17 kills against Illinois (9/21) • led the tean with 19 kills in the victory over Northwestern (9/23) • named Big Ten Player of the Week after the Big Ten Opener • tied a team-high 14 kills and nine digs in the win over Ohio State (9/28) • led the team with 13 kills and two aces against Penn St. (9/29)• held a match-high 20 kills and tied a career high of three aces in the victory over the Wolverines (10/3) • had a match-high 23 kills, along with eight digs and two aces against Michigan State (10/6) • had a double double with 15 kills, one ace, and 11 digs in the Iowa victory (10/12) • produced 13 kills, 12 digs and one ace against the Cornhuskers (10/14) • had seven kills, one assist, two aces and five digs against Wisconsin (10/17) • earned her ninth double double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs against Purdue (10/20) • registered a match-high 19 kills, tied her career-high three aces against Northwestern (10/26) • contributed a double double with 17 kills and 12 digs in the sweep over Illinois (10/28) • named Big Ten Player of the Week after her Northwestern/Illinois weekend when she hit .443 and 6.00 kps • earned a double double when she led the team with 17 kills and had 12 digs in the victory over Ohio State (11/4) • led the team with 16 kills and made it a double-double with 13 digs against Michigan State (11/9), also earned a career high of four service aces • had 13 kills and led the team with 12 digs in Cornhuskers win (11/16) • had 12 kills, two aces and six digs in the sweep over Iowa (11/17) • led the team in kills with 12 and service aces with three against Wisconsin (11/21), also added three block assists • had the game high of 16 kills and made it a double-double by adding the game high of 11 digs in the sweep over Indiana (11/24) • tied a match-high 12 kills and added 12 digs in NCAA First Round • had 14 kills, seven digs and an ace in the Second Round win over Creighton (12/1) • had a double double in Regional Purdue win (15 kills, 10 digs) • led the team in kills (17) and attempts (57) in her last career match against Penn State in the Elite Eight NCAA game (12/8).

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON: Ranked third on the team in kills (305), kills per set (2.82) and total attempts (834) • registered 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .348 with two digs and blocks against USC (8/26) in five sets • had 16 kills, hit .519 against Oregon (8/27) • set a then career-high with 17 kills against Texas (9/2) with a .441 hitting percentage • also had four digs, one assist, an ace and a block • collected 12 digs, four kills and an assist in a win against Texas (9/3) • recorded eight digs, five kills and a block in three sets against Kansas (9/10) • had 11 kills for an impressive .667 hitting percentage in three sets against Middle Tennessee (9/17) • had three kills and a block against Marquette (9/18) • against Northwestern (9/25), had a season-best six blocks to go along with six kills, one dig and one assist • in five sets against Michigan (10/7), recorded a double double with 19 kills and 12 digs and had four blocks and two kill assists • recorded 15 kills (hit .353), two digs, two blocks and an ace in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) • recorded a double double with 10 kills and 11 digs against Iowa (10/14) • also had three blocks, two kill assists and two aces • played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with 14 kills, nine digs, and three blocks • registered her third double double of the season with 13 kills and 10 digs and a block against Wisconsin (10/19) • against then No. 3 Illinois (10/29), had five kills, five digs, two blocks and an ace • in five sets against Penn State (11/4) had 10 kills, nine digs, and an assist • had 10 kills, nine digs, two assists and one block against Ohio State (11/5) • recorded 10 kills, seven digs and two blocks against Michigan State (11/9) • registered another double double with 13 kills, 12 digs against Michigan (11/13) • in three sets, had two kills, three aces, two digs and a block against Nebraska (11/16) • racked up eight kills, three blocks and two digs against Iowa (11/19) • registered nine kills against Wisconsin (11/23) • finished the regular season with five kills, two digs and a block in a win against Indiana (11/25) • had seven kills in the first round match-up against North Dakota State (12/2) • had the best game of her career in the come-from-behind win over Washington during the second round of NCAAs (12/3) • established career-highs with 29 kills and 24 digs against the Huskies • her 29 kills led the match, while her 24 digs tied for a team high • hit .356 with 29 kills, eight errors in 59 attempts, one attempt shy of tying a career high•had 14 kills and 12 digs in the Regional Semitfinal match against Iowa State (12/9).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 96 of 129 sets after sitting out three matches due to an ankle injury • averaged 1.72 kps, 1.48 dps, and 0.57 blps • collected a total of 165 kills, 142 digs, and 55 blocks • ended the season with an overall hitting percentage of .257 (165-57-421) • had the fifth highest kill total on the team • tied for a team-high 19 service aces • had one kill, one assist, and two digs on Aug. 27 in the first match of the season against Denver • on Aug. 28 tallied two kills in seven swings for a .286 hitting percentage against Stony Brook • boasted a hitting percentage of .389 (9-2-18) with nine kills against No. 20 Dayton on Sept. 4 at the Diet Coke Classic • also had one assist, one service ace, one block assist, and four digs against Dayton • tallied four assists and seven kills in 13 swings for a .308 hitting percentage against NC Central on Sept. 10 • had six kills, eight digs, and two block assists in four sets against Delaware on Sept. 11 • hit .444 (4-0-9) against Duke on Sept. 11 in the last match of the Duke Invitational • hit .600 with seven kills and only one error in 10 attempts against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 17 • also had five block assists in the match • had six kills and one service ace against San Diego State on Sept. 18 • tallied two kills, one service ace, two digs and five total blocks in the USD/San Diego State Tournament final match against No. 23 San Diego • collected a career-high three service aces against Michigan State on Sept. 24 • also had three kills, one dig, and one block in the match • on Sept. 25, hit .319 (8-2-19) for eight kills and tallied two digs and three block assists • hit an impressive .414 (14-2-29) with 14 kills, one service ace, seven digs, and two block assists in the match against Purdue on Oct. 1 • collected eight kills, two assists, two service aces, eight digs, and three blocks against Indiana on Oct. 3 • had three digs and one block assist while hitting .462 (8-2-13) against Iowa on Oct. 6 • had three kills and four blocks in the four-set loss to No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 10 • on Oct. 15 against No. 9 Penn State tallied one kill, one assist, and one block • had one kill and one assist against Ohio State the next day • hit a season-best .600 (12-0-20) with 12 kills and no errors in the four set victory over Wisconsin on Oct. 24 • collected eight kills, two service aces, 11 digs and one block against Iowa on Oct. 27 • on Oct. 29, had four digs against No. 24 Northwestern • hit .467 (8-1-15) with eight kills and only one error against No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12 • also had eight digs and two block assists in the contest • collected five kills, one assist, nine digs, and two blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 13 • on Nov. 19, tallied three kills, five digs and two blocks against Wisconsin • had eight kills, three service aces, ten digs, and one block against No. 9 Illinois on Nov. 20 to help win the match • tallied nine kills, two service aces, nine digs, and one block against Ohio State on Nov. 26 • posted 12 kills, two service aces, 13 digs, and three block assists in the five-set win against No. 7 Penn State on Nov. 27 • had one kill, two assists, one service ace, five digs, and two block assists against NDSU on Dec. 3 • on Dec. 4, in the second round match against Creighton, she collected five kills, three assists, and 14 digs • had four kills in ten attempts in the Regional Semifinal match against Cal on Dec. 10 • also had 11 digs and two blocks in the three-set match.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played 68 sets in 32 matches on the season • ended the year with 1.25 kps, 0.35 dps, 0.34 bps, and 0.15 aps • finished sixth on the team in hitting percentage with .208 (85-41-212) and sixth in kills per set • had one attack attempt and one dig in her single-set Gopher debut against Kansas State on Aug. 28 • tallied seven kills and a .545 hitting percentage (7-1-11), one assist, and two solo blocks against Navy on Sept. 1 • played two sets against Georgia Tech and earned two kills in five swings, one assist, one dig, and two blocks • aided the three-set victory over Indiana on Nov. 6 by adding four kills and one dig to the team total • set a career-high eight kills against Iowa on Nov. 13 • played for five kills, three digs, and a season best four blocks against Wisconsin on Nov. 15 • tied career best of eight kills and swung to a hitting percentage of .571 (8-0-14) in the five-set match-up against Michigan State on Nov. 21 • set a career-high of five assists on Nov. 27 • also added her only service ace of the season, seven kills, two digs, and three blocks in that game against Northwestern • ended regular season play by again tying her career best of kills at eight and adding one dig and two blocks to the Gopher win against Illinois • saw time in all five NCAA Tournament games • had four kills and one block assist against Louisville in a first round game on Dec. 4 • scored two kills, one assist, and one dig a day later against Tennessee • played in one set of the NCAA Regional Semifinal game against Colorado State and tallied four attempts and one dig • added three kills, and one assist to the knock-out win against Florida State in the Minneapolis Region Final three-set game • played in all three-sets against #2 Texas in the NCAA Final Four game on Dec. 17 in which she went one for two in kills.

CLUB BALL: Competed in the Junior Nationals in 2005, 06, 07 and 08 with the Minnesota Select Maple Grove Club team • was also the MVP of the 2008 Prep Volleyball Classic Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Michael-Albertville High School • named a prepvolleyball.com High School All-American and participated in the Under Armour All-Star match in Omaha last year • tabbed as the No. 7 ranked senior in the nation according to prepvolleyball.com • as a senior, she was named First-Team All-State, Star Tribune All-Metro and the conference's MVP • also helped lead her team to the State Tournament in her senior season • in her senior season, she had 541 kills, 126 digs, 56 blocks, 43 service aces • finished her career with over 1,000 career kills.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 29, 1990 • sports management major • daughter of Katie Harms and Dana Harms.